The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery, Mont Benger, Volume 5

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T. Boys, 1826

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Page 19 - Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab ; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Page 114 - Those are no proper judges of his conduct who have slumbered away their time on the down of plenty ; nor will any wise man presume to say, "Had I been in Savage's condition, I should have lived or written better than Savage.
Page 58 - I had told them the day before, that the prisoners would obtain their pardon. I made Mrs. Mills take off her own hood, and put on that which I had brought for her. I then took her by the hand, and led her out of my Lord's chamber...
Page 59 - I still continued to press him to make all the despatch he possibly could. At the bottom of the stairs I met my dear Evans, into whose hands I confided him. I had before engaged Mr Mills to be in readiness before the Tower, to conduct him to some place of safety, in case we succeeded.
Page 36 - I had appearance of life remaining; and believed I might recover if the door was opened very soon. This answer being returned to the suba, an order came immediately for our release, it being then near six in the morning.
Page 56 - Tower, having so many things in my hands to put in readiness, but, in the evening, when all was ready, I sent for Mrs. Mills, with whom I lodged, and acquainted her with my design of attempting my lord's escape, as there was no prospect of him being pardoned; and this was the last night before the execution.
Page 33 - I need not, my dear friend, ask your commiseration, when I tell you, that in this plight, from half an hour...
Page 56 - I had every thing in readiness, and that I trusted she would not refuse to accompany me, that my Lord might pass for her. I pressed her to come immediately, as we had no time to lose.
Page 110 - ... the motives which had induced him to hazard a journey to England at this juncture. The impatience of his friends who were in exile, had formed a scheme which was impracticable ; but although it had been as feasible as they had represented it to him, yet no preparation had been made, nor was any thing ready to carry it into execution.
Page 44 - I took nine years ago, when I was weak enough to list again under the conduct of a man*, of whom nature meant to make a spy, or, at most, a Captain of miners ; and whom fortune, in one of her whimsical moods, made a general.

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